The Bad Influence
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The Bad Influence


Just When You Thought It Was Over…

Thrifty Words Challenge #11: Late

An attractive Asian woman leans against a wall, staring at us. An inscrutable expression, and maybe melasma, on her face.
Angela (Photo by Joe Gardner on Unsplash)

I was shipping out — at the door, bag in hand — when someone knocked on the other side.


I hadn’t seen her for weeks.

She was standing there, skin a bit blotchy through her makeup, looking tired and afraid.




We’re a Bad Influence because we INCITE change through inclusion, thought and creativity. We imagine a world where people can think critically, express themselves, and thumb their nose at the status quo, together.

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Damian Clarke

Damian Clarke

I’m a writer and publisher working in Sydney, Australia and London, UK. I specialise in finance, technology, insurance, property, medicine and sustainability.

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